My ladys are 19 weeks old nowWhen will they lay???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fdehaven, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. fdehaven

    fdehaven Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Woodland, PA
    My girls are 19 weeks old now should they be laying? I let them free range most of the day and I am not sure if I should keep them in the run until they lay in the nest box. I have the nest bos lined with straw and a few golf balls in it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2009
    Pembroke, Ma.
    Patience is the name of the game now. Could be anytime now or a few more weeks. Are they showing any signs yet, such as squatting or singing the egg song, or changes in comb color? My barred rock was the first to lay at 18 weeks but my EE waited until 30 weeks.

    Don't worry, it should happen soon. You may want to hold on the ranging in case they are laying in the yard somewhere.
  3. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Every day, it could happen tomorrow.
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    When you give up and decide that they won't. [​IMG] They like to surprise you.

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